Speed up the Sauté
Add a pinch of baking soda to onions when you're sautéing them to speed up the process.
Fruit? Veggie? Thistle?
The artichoke is actually a thistle.
Make Perfect Quinoa
How to make the perfect quinoa: rinse, lightly toast, add water, bring to a boil, let simmer for 12-15 minutes (don't lift the lid), take off heat and fluff!
Squeaky Clean Leeks
Leeks have dirt in between - even if you can't see it. Before using, soak in water or wash in between the layers.